A major new global campaign – the Race to Resilience– was launched at the Climate Ambition Summit, to catalyse a step-change in global ambition for climate resilience, putting people and nature first in pursuit of a resilient world that not only survives climate shocks and stresses but thrives in spite of them.

Led by the High-Level Climate Champions, Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz, the Race To Resilience aims, by 2030, to catalyse action by non-state actors that builds the resilience of 4 billion people from groups and communities who are vulnerable to climate risks.

Through a partnership of initiatives, the campaign will focus on helping frontline communities to build resilience and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The official launch of the campaign will be made on 25th January 2021 at the Climate Adaptation Summit.

Regions4’s advocacy for resilience

As a member of the UNFCCC’s Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Group (LGMA), and the Resilience Group within the Marrakech Global Climate Action Alliance, Regions4 has been strongly advocating for the development of the Race to Resilience Campaign to increase attention to climate adaptation to deliver a resilient future and highly welcomes the launch of the global campaign.  

Regions4 looks forward to further engaging with the campaign, through the RegionsAdapt initiative, which is celebrating a trajectory of five years catalysing climate adaptation by subnational governments, having gathered so far, a global community of 71 leading regions. 

On 12 December, the RegionsAdapt Brief Report 2020 was launched in the framework of the Climate Ambition Summit, disclosing the data of 28 regional governments from 15 different countries worldwide, representing 233 million, who despite this year’s challenges continued to fulfil their commitment of working and monitoring their progress in climate adaptation. The report also showcases inspiring actions in contribution to tackling the climate emergency and in pursuit of a resilient future.

Further information

To know more about the launch of the Race to Resilience campaign, visit the UNFCCC website.

To learn about the launch of the RegionsAdapt Brief Report 2020, please visit Regions4 Media Centre.